Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by zapvor, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. tennischemist

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    where should I eat

    union station area
     
  2. Angle Queen

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    On a completely different note, I got called an f'n beatch today for the first time in my 40-some odd years. And on a tennis court too.

    Over f'n time penalties. I hate those damn things and we're not used to using them down here. But that storm is rising and I let my players get taken advantage of last week. This week I was determined to hold my opposing captain's feet to the fire.

    No real need to go into any details, but let's just say I had all my ducks...and players...in a row.

    But seriously, dropping the f-bomb? Neither nice nor necessary.

    And we won, rather big actually, but it still seems a bit hallow. F F F!
     
  3. downs_chris

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    women's tennis has way more drama than men's tennis...this is what i've learned from playing mixed and hearing the stories....
     
  4. PaulMan

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    That sucks AQ. It's just tennis - people need to step back and just try to have fun. None of that BS.
     
  5. TheJRK

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    What the hell were you doing in that part of town?

    I want to eat at Komi... who do I have to put in a triangle choke to get reservations at that place?

    This Friday I'll be hanging out on U Street... you come meet me for drinks.
     
  6. coolblue123

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    Wow that footlong gyros looks really tasty. $10 w/ a bag of fries and soda?
    Dang, it's like a 15 min drive from Smithsonian.

    Sap: How much meat did they put in?
     
  7. downs_chris

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  8. tennischemist

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    kind of in the mood for some afghan kabob house
     
  9. coolblue123

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    I am going to Kabob Palace in 10 minutes! woooo whoooo!!! may pick up some for dinner.
     
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    dang. shouldn't of said that. Surprised HW didn't beat you to the punch.
     
  11. hollywood9826

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    What do you expect when they dress scantily and take dudes home based purely on how hard they serve.

    You cant be 1st all the time my friend.
     
  12. JRstriker12

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    People have some serious problems. It's USTA tennis, why would your opponent even go there???
     
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    Based on the powers of deductive reasoning and the fact that I can say whatever I want on the internet. Its pretty obvious that AQ is and FnB.






    Until I get cake, then shes OK :)
     
  14. tennischemist

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    am i just going to eat chipotle again
     
  15. hollywood9826

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    Yep, Chicken Queso burrito. they dont have the Mole sauce anymore I would say go for a chicken mole.
     
  16. tennischemist

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    none of this sounds like chipotle
     
  17. sapient007

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    these days i usually counter with a c-u-n-t... emphasis on the UNNN.. make sure you drag it out.. it's not often used and still delivers decent shock.

    got a open face gyro... pile load of fries and about 6 inches of good meat piled on with creamy gyro sauce splattered all over. good 2lbs of food
     
  18. hollywood9826

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    If they dont have Chicken Queso burritos what kind of place is it.

    I get it confused with QDoba, my bad.
     
  19. tennischemist

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    qdoba definitely has more variety but i find the individual ingredient quality better at chipotle

    maybe chipotle has more turnover so the food seems fresher but isn't actually
     
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    Thanks for that vote of confidence, HW. :p

    And sorry, Sap, name-calling is best left to the kiddies.

    Actually, I'm quite proud of the way my teammates/players handled themselves through that tirade. I was to play with my regular dubs partner's 18-yr old daughter -- and while HS tennis can be rather cutthroat around here, I hated for her to see such drama. Despite what you may hear, Downs, we rarely have much of it.

    To everyone's credit, all three lines were played well...no further issues anywhere. I think, maybe, everyone was being on their best behavior so as not to stir things up again.

    Thanks ya'll for letting me vent.

    Now about lunch, I had leftover Chicken Tagine. Yum.
     
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    ooo.. Chicken Tagine? Did u use any pickled lemons? If so, did u make or brought? I can't find it anywhere nowadays. I heard from my neighbors that they usually make their own during the late fall.
     
  22. sapient007

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    who said name calling.. i just find it to be an effective conversation ender.. just scream it as long as you can in any direction and bamm.. convo ends. works for me at water coolers, toilets, elevators.. pretty much every where.
     
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    i think i'm going to write a song about obnoxious georgetown bars and the recent SEC grads that frequent them


    it'll be scathing
     
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    ROFL! Ooooh, to be a fly on the wall when Sap does this...haha! :twisted:
     
  26. downs_chris

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    any tennis getting played?
     
  27. JRstriker12

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    Downs, I thought you used up the whole "tennis being played" allotment by yourself. ;)
     
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    hahaha...yes, i've played a couple usta matches this year...are you doing any leagues anymore? or is that going to wait until 2013 or beyond?
     
  29. tennischemist

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    i need to find someone to hit with like 3 times a week

    too bad tennisopolis sucks

    i have so much free time in the evenings but no one to play with
     
  30. JRstriker12

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    Beyond.... more than likely.
     
  31. JRstriker12

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    Seriously???? I find it strange you are having a hard time finding hitting partners.

    Have you tried the USTA find a partner feature on their website? I've found quite a few hitting partners there.

    Are you playing USTA? A good portion of people who would commit to practice on a regular basis are probably into USTA, so you might increase your chances there.

    Outside of that, I've done stuff like printing out a flyer and hanging them at tennis clubs or at Rockcreek or Haines point. Or you may want to look into some tennis ladders in DC.
     
  32. hollywood9826

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    When I was down that way I hit with Auzzie all the time. JRK was still around. It wsnt hard finding people.

    Up here in my neck everybody hsa some sort of issue.
     
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    We have a few local leagues here and that is how I started my tennis networking. There have to be 10 times more up there.
     
  34. zapvor

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    i think i saw your post there! haha

    we can hit this week man.
     
  35. tennischemist

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    i've used craigslist and had a little bit of success

    I also might put up a flyer at GW tennis center and at the hardy rec courts and see if anyone bites.

    i wish my friends were into tennis but they're all golf people! it sucks.


    and zap you are probably so much better than me that you would find it frustrating.. i'm coming off a period of very little play in between a torn calf and lack of practice opportunities.
     
  36. PaulMan

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    tc, what level do you play at?
     
  37. tennischemist

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    i don't know for sure, i assume somewhere around 3.5/4.0

    i started playing when i was 5 and played singles for my high school.. so i was probably 5.0 or whatever it is back then.

    but then through college i didn't play at all and started again last summer after 5 years off and it has been a frustrating process.. every time i would get some consistent practice time i'd be without anyone to hit with for 2-3 weeks and lose it all. the only thing i can practice on a regular basis is service.
     
  38. zapvor

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    haha no worries man. shoot me an email. be happy to hit with a new member

    yea i am barely 3.5
     
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  39. PaulMan

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    You'll be fine then. Most here at between 3.5 and 4.5.
     
  40. sapient007

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    ^^ none sense.. i'm 5.5 .. CUNNNT
     
  41. PaulMan

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    Lol! I did say most. Obviously you don't belong in that group! Haha
     
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    dats is at least 6.5, 7.0 now that he took my lead and switched over to wilson.. only if federer listened.. 20 grand slams.
     
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    I'll play tennis with anybody. Just know that if you don't let me have unlimited serves, I will arm bar you.

    What happened to Thursday mini-meets? Tennis, then margaritas and beer and the chic from Heroes.

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  46. zapvor

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    me and shcmad trekked out to wakefield just days ago.
     
  47. JRstriker12

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    Seriously, best way to to get into some leagues or tennis teams. Really- face to face networking on the courts beats finding partners by internet IMHO.
     
  48. Angle Queen

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    Segue to real tennis discussion (since this is a tennis board, ya know)...have any of ya'll ever done/played "3-serve" tennis...especially in a social situation and in lieu of "first in"? You basically get 3 serves to start each point. It encourages "going for it" on your 1st (and 2nd) but still moves the game along. I know you guys aren't normally much for 1st-in, but us ladies play it often. This is a nicer alternative and when I'm in for a serious hit-session with a trusted partner, we have often played that way for an entire set.
     
  49. JRstriker12

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    AQ

    Never played 3-serve and only do first-in on the first few serves when starting a set without a warm-up. Never really thought about it, don't know why.

    I have played sets where you had to hit first serves on both first and second serves to help reduce the fear of the DF when going for it and to try to train being more accurate when going for a little more on the second.

    Most hitting sessions we'd play 21 without serves then maybe finish up with a few tie breaks with serves. Seems like you get more strokes in that way.
     
  50. zapvor

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    we dont need any more WTA in tennis!






    just kidding:) actually that sounds interesting. maybe i will try that next time. by the way i was teasing topaz. which on 2nd thought is bad idea because she bought me a shirt at legg mason last year. oops!
     

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